12 June 2013

A Visit to Earthsea, Part II: The Tombs of Atuan

Mass market paperback, 146 pages
Published 1975 (originally 1971)
Acquired July 2008
Read September 2012
The Tombs of Atuan
by Ursula K. Le Guin

This Earthsea novel doesn't focus on Ged, but Tenar, a young girl who is supposedly the reincarnation of an ancient priestess. It's darker and more confined than the first book, or indeed, any Le Guin book I can remember, but I liked it for that. Some aspects seemed a little underdramatized, but it was pretty much on par with the first book on the whole. Good, but lacking a spark of greatness.

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